Janne Teller

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Janne Teller was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and has written several award-winning novels that have been translated into a number of languages. Nothing is the winner of the prestigious Best Children’s Book Award from the Danish Cultural Ministry and is also a Printz Award Honor Book in the United States. Janne lives in New York City and Denmark.

Photograph by Anita Schiffer-Fuchs

Janne Teller

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Janne Teller was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and has written several award-winning novels that have been translated into a number of languages. Nothing is the winner of the prestigious Best Children’s Book Award from the Danish Cultural Ministry and is also a Printz Award Honor Book in the United States. Janne lives in New York City and Denmark.

Photograph by Anita Schiffer-Fuchs

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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Courage is to do what I fear doing

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. The unnamed lawyer in Albert Camus'' 'The Fall'

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Probably you should ask other people about this one; I believe it's my fragility, but others might just as well say it's my strength.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Animal psychologist

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Trying to change the world ...; more seriously: being involved with international politics somehow, at some level or other. Otherwise, Reading, walking around the city, talking with friends, opera, travel (particularly by car), sitting in café's reading, watching people, discussing small and big matters with friends ...

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